New way to 'try on' best new bottom line-building restaurant tech

POS device provider ParTech has partnered with cloud-based API software developer Omnivore to bridge the gap between restaurants and the tech developers and suppliers who cater to the industry. A news release said that through the partnership, PAR's cloud-based Brink...

A sneak peek at Martina hits Instagram

Danny Meyer's new fast casual pizzeria concept, Martina, was teased in a July 19 live video on the restaurant's Instagram page, according to an Eater article. Chef Nick Anderer, also sister restaurant Marta's chef, walked Meyer and the viewer through...

MOD Pizza taps former Panera, Starbucks exec as COO

MOD Pizza has hired Paul Twohig to be its first COO and oversee MOD's 235-plus locations in the U.S. and the U.K., according to a press release. Twohig joined MOD's advisory board in 2008 and has over four decades of restaurant experience as senior VP at Starbucks, president of Dunkin' Donuts, and executive VP and COO of Panera Bread.

Toast and Paytronix announce integration

Toast and Paytronix are integrating their respective technologies, allowing Toast users to utilize Paytronix loyalty and gift card solutions, according to a press release. "Integrating Toast with the Paytronix platform lets restaurants take advantage of our platform and all the...

Locali chooses Fransmart to accelerate franchising

Locali is partnering Fransmart to take its franchised natural food concept, with an organic-based deli menu, nationwide, according to a press release. "We want change the way people think about healthy eating," Locali Co-Founder Melissa Rosen said in the release....

Former NFL tight end opens OK City Pie Five unit

Billy Bajema, a former Oklahoma State and NFL tight end, is getting ready to open Pie Five's fifth Oklahoma location and its fourth in the Oklahoma City area, according to a press release. The unit is located in Edmond and...

Round Table Pizza finalizes holistic digital-ordering solution

Round Table Pizza has completed its analysis of a dozen digital-ordering providers and concluded that Onosys is the right fit for its 450 units, according to a press release. "After interviewing each of the online ordering companies, we realized that...

Nobly POS to demo mobile product with Star Micronics at Birmingham UK Coffee Festival

Star Micronics, a POS printer manufacturer, has joined forces with Nobly POS to provide an mPOS solution designed for coffee shops and mobile food and drink businesses. Nobly POS will demonstrate the solution at the Birmingham Coffee Festival, July 1-2,...

Fast food customer satisfaction remains unchanged, but high

There weren't too many surprises for fast food operators in the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index, a national poll on the quality of an entire range of goods and services sold to Americans. Overall customer satisfaction remained at last year's...

Me-n-Ed's goes out for a beer ... or 26

Me-n-Ed's Pizzeria opened a new brew-centric brand this June called Me-n-Ed's On Tap in Bakersfield, California, complete with a self-pour tap system, featuring 26 taps of local craft beer and wine. Me-n-Ed's Pizzeria has successfully operated one Fresno location with...

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza joins boycott wiping Anheuser-Busch products off NYC shelves

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza has joined three dozen other New York brands in a boycott that is sweeping New York City store shelves clean of Anheuser-Busch brands. The action is being taken against beverage distributor Clare Rose and one of...

&pizza comes 'home' to the Big Apple

Washington, D.C.-based &pizza is opening in the Big Apple next Tuesday, June 20, a news release said — which, as it turns out — is a homecoming of sorts for the brand. The chain's current 21 locations in the nation's capital, as well as Baltimore and Philadelphia, all reflect the cities and neighborhoods they "live" in.

Cicis reaps rewards of four-year revitalization

Pizza buffet chain Cicis said its 2013 revitalization plan is working, as proven by 16 consecutive quarters of same-store sales growth through Q1 of 2017, a news release said. The plan endeavored to refine the brand's market positioning and improve...

Long Range Systems partners with VeriSolutions to improve restaurant operations

Long Range Systems, a global provider of on-site guest paging, tracking and restaurant intelligence tools, has announced a strategic partnership with VeriSolutions, a provider of restaurant automation, temperature monitoring solutions and more, to improve restaurants' operational efficiency. "LRS and VeriSolutions...

Are you following these steps to find high-quality workers?

A veteran restaurant industry leader on why restaurant strategy today focuses on finding and keeping creative workers over and above just about everything else.

Food Online Ordering Systems integrates with Epson's printer for online ordering solution, including self-order kiosk

Food Online Ordering Systems, a provider of custom, in-house online ordering solutions for restaurants, has certified Epson America, Inc.'s latest product addition, the OmniLink TM-T88VI-i intelligent POS printer, to provide a seamless online ordering experience for brands across all locations...

Elo teams with Star Micronics to bolster POS

Star Micronics, a provider of point of sale and proof of transaction technology, has partnered with Elo, a supplier of touchscreen solutions, to provide a new hardware bundle for point of sale, according to a press release. This solution combines...

Rosati's pizza chain co-founder dies at 88

One of three brothers to found Rosati's has died. Alfred Rosati, 88, who helped launch the chain's first locations in the Chicago suburbs in 1964, died April 27,207,  according to the Daily Herald.  The chain's first Chicago-area location grew to a national system, beginning in the 1970s.

Papa Murphy's tests the delivery waters via Amazon Prime

Seven Papa Murphy outlets in Oregon are testing delivery of the chain's take-and-bake products with Amazon Prime members in Portland and Seattle, according to a news release. "Our product is uniquely suited for delivery because, unlike a cooked pizza, it...

Restaurant AI study gathers guest experience data

SYNQ3 Restaurant Solutions recently announced the results of a test of AI automated speech recognition technology, VIA Analytics. The test monitored restaurant calls to P.F.

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